dr. A.M. (Anke) Klein

  • Student healthcare
    Bureau Studentenartsen
  • Visiting address
    Oude Turfmarkt 151  
  • Postal address:
    Oude Turfmarkt  151
    1012 GC  Amsterdam
  • A.M.Klein@uva.nl

Anke Klein is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Psychology Department (developmental psychopathology) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and is also affiliated with the Student Medical Service of the UvA. After combining three Master degrees in Pedagogical Science, Developmental Psychology and a Research Master in Psychological Science, she obtained her PhD in Social Science (Cum Laude) at the Radboud University, Nijmegen. Her main research interest is the transmission of parental psychopathology to their children, and the treatment of internalizing disorders from childhood to young adulthood. The strength of her research lies in the combination of theoretically driven but clinically relevant studies and the use of different approaches to study normal and abnormal behavior in children and young adults. Furthermore, she is a qualified university teacher (BKO) and has worked as ‘orthopedagoge’ and clinical child psychologist in several clinics (NVO and BAPD certificates). Anke recently received one of six Niels Stensen Fellowship awards (2016) for outstanding talented young scientists, see also http://www.nielsstensenfellowship.nl/nl/fellows-2016.

Anke is currently involved in the 'Students Health Care Project'. This project is an initiative of Faculty Professor Wiers and Medical Doctor Peter Vonk with the goal to improve the mental heath of university students at the University of Amsterdam. Anke is the daily project manager and senior postdoc on the project.


  • Klein, A. M., Bakens, R., van Niekerk, R. E., Ouwens, M. A., Rapee, R. M., Bögels, S. M., ... Rinck, M. (2018). The relation between generalized anxiety disorder symptoms and content-specific interpretation biases for auditory stimuli in children. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 61, 121-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2018.06.011 
  • Klein, A. M., Flokstra, E., van Niekerk, R., Klein, S., Rapee, R. M., Hudson, J. L., ... Rinck, M. (2018). The Role of Self-reports and Behavioral Measures of Interpretation Biases in Children with Varying Levels of Anxiety. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 49(6), 897-905. DOI: 10.1007/s10578-018-0804-x 


  • Houtkamp, E. O., van der Molen, M. J., de Voogd, E. L., Salemink, E., & Klein, A. M. (2017). The relation between social anxiety and biased interpretations in adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 67, 94-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.06.003  [details] 
  • van Niekerk, R. E., Klein, A. M., Allart-van Dam, E., Hudson, J. L., Rinck, M., Hutschemaekers, G. J. M., & Becker, E. S. (2017). The Role of Cognitive Factors in Childhood Social Anxiety: Social Threat Thoughts and Social Skills Perception. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41(3), 489-497. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-016-9821-x  [details] 
  • Klein, A. M., de Voogd, L., Wiers, R. W., & Salemink, E. (2017). Biases in attention and interpretation in adolescents with varying levels of anxiety and depression. Cognition & Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2017.1304359 
  • Klein, A. M., van Niekerk, R., ten Brink, G., Rapee, R. M., Hudson, J. L., Bögels, S. M., ... Rinck, M. (2017). Biases in attention, interpretation, memory, and associations in children with varying levels of spider fear: Inter-relations and prediction of behavior. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 285-291. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.10.001  [details] 
  • Klein, A. M., van Niekerk, R. E., Baartmans, J. M. D., Rinck, M., & Becker, E. S. (2017). The spider anxiety and disgust screening for children: Reliability and validity of a screening for children. Australian journal of psychology, 69(3), 178-183. DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12132  [details] 


  • Klein, A. M., Rapee, R. M., Hudson, J. L., Schniering, C. A., Wuthrich, V. M., Kangas, M., ... Rinck, M. (2015). Interpretation modification training reduces social anxiety in clinically anxious children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 75, 78-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.10.006 


  • Klein, A. M., Becker, E. S., & Rinck, M. (2011). Direct and indirect measures of spider fear predict unique variance in children's fear-related behaviour. Cognition & Emotion, 25(7), 1205-13. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2010.530454 
  • Klein, A. M., Becker, E. S., & Rinck, M. (2011). Approach and Avoidance Tendencies in Spider Fearful Children: The Approach-Avoidance Task. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20(2), 224-231. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-010-9402-7 


  • In-Albon, T., Klein, A., Rinck, M., Becker, E., & Schneider, S. (2008). Development and evaluation of a new paradigm for the assessment of anxiety-disorder-specific interpretation bias using picture stimuli. Cognition & Emotion, 22(3), 422-436. DOI: 10.1080/02699930701872293 
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  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Ruhr University Bochum

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